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Use print out coloring pages and one of these crayon processes for your following classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform most optimally.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint as well as the picture will glow through.

Variation 2:

Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw on the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with many colors.
The crayon lines will make the picture easier to paint.
They will eradicate edges bleeding into each other.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist however it is an incredible extension with the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to include detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a smaller piece of paper that’s about the sized a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly to the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a region of the picture with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment which has a bit of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo and then rub them with your thumb.

This is useful the use of different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go over the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil in the back of the photo.
The oil will make the photo almost transparent.
Students could be in the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to look at and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in the classroom window to create a stained glass effect.